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Makarova sends Radwanska crashing out

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Russia's Ekaterina Makarova returns against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska on day seven of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 30, 2014
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Russia's Ekaterina Makarova returns against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska on day seven of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 30, 2014 (AFP Photo/Andrew Cowie)

London (AFP) - Ekaterina Makarova enjoyed a surprise 6-3, 6-0 victory over former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska as the Russian 22nd seed reached the quarter-finals at the All England club for the first time on Monday.

Makarova had never been past the third round in her six previous appearances at Wimbledon, while Polish fourth seed Radwanska made the final in 2012, losing to Serena Williams, and then the last four 12 months ago

But the 26-year-old, a quarter-finalist at the Australian and French Opens last year, destroyed the world number four on Court Three and will play Czech 23rd seed Lucie Safarova for a place in the semi-finals.

Radwanska's exit means three of the top four seeds have been eliminated from the women's draw.

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